050 Which Balls are Glass, Momma? | Let's Discuss..‪.‬ Let's Discuss... with Meg Duke

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I'm back from Cabo! This week, I'm reflecting on a common theme in trainings, with clients, and with friends who are parents, how do we give ourselves grace? How do we know where we can loosen our reigns just a little to help invite more space for parental sanity?

In a training with my mentor a few weeks ago, she quoted Nora Roberts as saying, "Some of the balls you have in the air are made of plastic & some are made of glass.

"If you drop a plastic ball, it bounces, no harm done. If you drop a glass ball, it shatters, so you have to know which balls are glass and which are plastic and prioritize catching the glass ones.”

I'm working hard in my own life to recognize what is vital, and what could maybe take a back seat, or what even could be done away with, even for a short period of time. I invite you to be intentional about reflecting on things you might be able to allow a loved one to help with, and perhaps, are you gatekeeping someone from taking more responsibility? It's certainly not the case for everyone, but when I reflect upon my time as a parent, there are clear indicators of times I most definitely was gatekeeping.

Which Balls are Glass, Momma? | Let's Discuss...

Thanks so much for joining me for this episode of, Let’s Discuss… with Meg Duke. I’d love for you to write a review of my podcast on your app, and don’t forget to subscribe so you get a notification when new content is posted. Take a moment to leave a 5-star rating, too! You can also support this podcast by purchasing a monthly subscription at the amount of your choosing at https://anchor.fm/letsdiscusswithmeg/support.

Follow me at @TherapyByMeg on Instagram and find Meg Duke LCSW-S on Facebook. You can also look for Let’s Discuss… content by searching the hashtag, #LetsDiscussWithMeg.

Let’s Discuss… with Meg Duke is executive produced by David Presley and produced by Meg Duke. Our theme song was written and performed by Antwone McDuffie.

I'm back from Cabo! This week, I'm reflecting on a common theme in trainings, with clients, and with friends who are parents, how do we give ourselves grace? How do we know where we can loosen our reigns just a little to help invite more space for parental sanity?

In a training with my mentor a few weeks ago, she quoted Nora Roberts as saying, "Some of the balls you have in the air are made of plastic & some are made of glass.

"If you drop a plastic ball, it bounces, no harm done. If you drop a glass ball, it shatters, so you have to know which balls are glass and which are plastic and prioritize catching the glass ones.”

I'm working hard in my own life to recognize what is vital, and what could maybe take a back seat, or what even could be done away with, even for a short period of time. I invite you to be intentional about reflecting on things you might be able to allow a loved one to help with, and perhaps, are you gatekeeping someone from taking more responsibility? It's certainly not the case for everyone, but when I reflect upon my time as a parent, there are clear indicators of times I most definitely was gatekeeping.

Which Balls are Glass, Momma? | Let's Discuss...

Thanks so much for joining me for this episode of, Let’s Discuss… with Meg Duke. I’d love for you to write a review of my podcast on your app, and don’t forget to subscribe so you get a notification when new content is posted. Take a moment to leave a 5-star rating, too! You can also support this podcast by purchasing a monthly subscription at the amount of your choosing at https://anchor.fm/letsdiscusswithmeg/support.

Follow me at @TherapyByMeg on Instagram and find Meg Duke LCSW-S on Facebook. You can also look for Let’s Discuss… content by searching the hashtag, #LetsDiscussWithMeg.

Let’s Discuss… with Meg Duke is executive produced by David Presley and produced by Meg Duke. Our theme song was written and performed by Antwone McDuffie.